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About the Author

Jamala is a featured columnist for the award-winning St. Louis American newspaper, St. Louis’ largest black weekly. She is on the editorial board of and is a featured contributor. Her columns also appear in the Capital City Hues (Madison, WI) and the LA Progressive. She has authored many articles for both local and national publications on issues that she is passionately involved in. Jamala is the author of The Best of the Way I See It, a compilation of her political writings over a 20-year period. She is also the author Ferguson is America: Roots of Rebellion.


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Empower Missouri’s work to eradicate poverty in Missouri is only possible through coalition building and advocacy by an incredible group of supporters, and our Advocacy Awards Brunch is an opportunity to highlight a few of that group and celebrate our collective work. Each summer, we gather our community (rotating between the eastern and western sides of the state) to enjoy a delicious brunch and celebrate our Advocates of the Year.

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